Garmin Edge 520: Data Fields

Garmin Edge 520 Data Fields

One of the first things I do with any new GPS device is customize the data fields. While the process is similar from device to device, it can still take a few minutes to figure it out. I recently got my first smart bike computer – the Garmin Edge 520 (, so you know I just had to dive in ...

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Garmin Forerunner 35: Virtual Pacer

Garmin Forerunner 35 Virtual Pacer

In my opinion, the Garmin Forerunner 35 ( has the most features of any running GPS watch near its price point. One of those features is the Virtual Pacer. This lets you set a target pace and your watch will tell you whether you are on pace, ahead of pace, or falling behind pace as you run. Although this feature ...

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Setting Up Garmin Speed & Cadence Sensors

Garmin Speed and Cadence Sensors

To get the most out of your Garmin cycling computer, you will want to add some accessories to capture more data. The most popular ones are speed sensors (, cadence sensors (, and heart rate monitors. In videos shown here, I pair my sensors to a Garmin Edge 520 cycling computer ( First things first, you will want to install ...

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Using GoPro Hero 6 Voice Controls

GoPro action cameras get easier and easier to use with every iteration that comes out. This is definitely true of their latest camera – the Hero 6 Black Edition ( This camera is easier to navigate using the touch screen and also allows you to get around to some features using nothing but your voice. Here is my walk through ...

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Garmin Forerunner 35: Data Fields

Change the data fields on your Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS Running Watch

One of the first things I do when I get a new GPS watch is customize the Data Fields. I prefer watches that have 3 fields on screen at once and at least 2 pages of fields. The Garmin Forerunner 35 ( meets both these criteria. Here’s a walkthrough video on how to customize your data screens: Have any questions ...

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Garmin Forerunner 35: Lap Function

Garmin Forerunner 35 Lap Key

I recently started training with the goal of returning to the Boston Marathon in 2019. This year I hope to run a sub-3 hour marathon at the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon on November 4. It’s been over 5 years since I focused my training to race the marathon distance. That year I did lots of tempo work, lots of long slow runs, and perhaps most ...

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Cateye Strada Bike Computer: Changing KPH <--> MPH

Cateye Strada unit of measure

One of my most watched videos of all time shows you how to set up the popular Cateye Strada Double Wireless cycling computer ( I recently had a viewer ask a follow up question about changing your unit of measurement from miles per hour to kilometers per hour (or vice versa) He wanted to do this without resetting the entire ...

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VAVA MOOV28 Wireless Sport Earphones Review

VAVA MOOV28 Sport Earphones

I have been listening to podcasts during runs for a while now. Favorite podcasts include the Radiolab, The Rich Roll Podcast, The Tim Ferris Show, Freakonomics Radio . . . I could go on. Podcasts are so much better than music because you get wrapped up in a story that can last hours. So the miles can fly by. If I ...

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Garmin Vivoactive: Checking Time of Day [During a Workout]

Garmin Vivoactive Time of Day

A few weeks ago, I was running with a training buddy and we were doing some intervals.  I had to be home for a dinner at 6:30, so we had exactly an hour to workout.  As part of the interval workout I would stop my Garmin Vivoactive in between sprints. After a few rounds I started to wonder if we ...

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Editing Garmin Vivoactive Data Screens

Garmin Vivoactive GPS smartwatch

If the Garmin Vivoactive GPS Smartwatch isn’t your first Garmin training watch, then you probably noticed what a different interface it has.  On previous models in the Forerunner line – the process for editing data fields usually entailed diving into a settings menu.  The Vivoactive is quite different.  The data screens option on this watch exists within each sport mode. ...

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